“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
— Frank Herbert, Dune
What has spread around the world at an incredible speed and efficiency is fear. That in itself has more dire consequences than any physical pathogen. It is not the virus that has put the world into a standstill. This particular virus simply does not have the power to do it. But fear does. And it has.
What we focus on grows.
One thing that fear pushes the individual into is a flight or fight mode. Awareness becomes narrow and the body prepares to extreme hardship in order to survive. It is a mind-killer. Our attention is heavily on the outside appearances as we are trying to make sense of it all and see where the danger is coming. And what all of this does is that it weakens us physically and in our minds and in our spirit.
In other words this is when a human is the easiest to control and manipulate. This serves a purpose for certain types of outcomes, but that is not where I want to go with this.
As much as it may seem we are struggling with a crisis on the outside in our physical world, in truth we are at a great turning point on the inside and the true challenge here is this.
Are we choosing for love or fear?
This choice is not happening on the surface of the mind. This has nothing to do with surface notions of love or romance or being afraid of snakes for example. At the core of our being it is a matter of life and death, truth and illusion. Do we recognise our selves as the Spirit, the Ascendant, Life itself or do we choose to be just bodies that are subject to death and destruction with very limited life spans.
What are we really?
When fear takes over there is no space to be aware of the truth. It is a cloud that covers the sun. But there is an upside to this experience of fear. It can be turned to good use.
All that energy that is held back and locked into the experience of fear and particularly the fear of death can be used to propel the expansion into consciousness if we are willing to face it. When we are willing to look fear into the eyes and see it for what it is, we will always find it has no reality. The only reality there is, is love. But if we are not willing to move through the dark places where love seems to disappear, we are not going to make a deep and meaningful connection to what love really is.
This fear that is dancing around the world is a blessing in disguise. It is a reminder, an opportunity, an opening to realise a deeper truth about our own selves than we have yet been able to do in this life. It presents a vast amount of energy that we can collectively and individually claim and turn back into Reality. There is nothing but love. That is the message that the Ishayas repeat in all the Thunder books that MSI wrote. There is nothing but love. And we are That.